Unit description

Aims to develop an understanding of the employment life-cycle such as branding image and attraction and ending with employment transitions and termination. Builds on initial themes identified in the unit Business and Sector Focus in relation to the employment relationship.

Unit content

Topic 1: Examining the role of the manager in effective HRM. 
Topic 2: Human resource planning 
Topic 3: Understanding the role of job analysis in attracting suitable employees. 
Topic 4: Understanding employee selection. 
Topic 5: Human resource development (HRD)/ training, coaching and mentoring 
Topic 6: Career planning and development, employability, skills, boundary-less careers. 
Topic 7: Examining how human resources are rewarded. 
Topic 8: Understanding performance management systems/appraisal. 
Topic 9: Human resource information management systems. 
Topic 10: EAP/OHS/affirmative action/EEO/anti-discrimination/workplace relations & industrial awards.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Stone, RJ, 2013, Human Resource Management, 7th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Exam: closed book40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.